Prince Harry & Prince William's Conversation Revealed: Lip Readers Decipher Their Private Chats At Prince Philip's Funeral
Prince Harry joined his royal family for grandfather Prince Philip's funeral at St. George’s Chapel on Saturday, April 17 — and it looks like it was smooth sailing for the red-headed prince and his older brother.
Harry, 36, and Prince William, 38, were seen chatting at the Duke of Edinburgh's televised funeral, during which William told Harry: "It was great, wasn’t it,” according to lip readers who analyzed their interaction once the royals removed their masks at the service.
"It was as he wanted it,” the Duke of Sussex replied, according to lip readers who spoke with the Daily Express.
William later told Harry: “Absolutely beautiful service, ah, the music," the lip readers claimed.
After the 99-year-old's service, the brothers spent several hours together with their father, Prince Charles, behind closed doors, Page Six reported.
The family's interaction comes after Harry touched down in the U.K., for the first time in over a year, following his and Meghan Markle's CBS tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey — during which the couple aired out their dirty laundry with the royal family.
Harry's reunion with his family could be a pivotal moment for the brothers' relationship, as they have allegedly been at odds since Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping away from their senior royal duties last year. William was reportedly "blindsided" by their departure.
"They were talking. They were possibly overcome by emotion. They were talking – and that’s got to be a very good sign," commentator Eve Pollard said of Harry and William, according to Daily Express. "Let’s hope that they sort their recent troubles out because the Queen needs them both.”
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While the brothers were seen having amiable chats, things are still far from perfect. In fact, the father-of-three personally asked to not walk by Harry's side during Philip's funeral, according to the Daily Mail.
As OK! reported, their cousin Peter Philips, son of Princess Anne, walked in between the two during the procession. William's request was just one example of "a great deal of frostiness" Harry faced during the occasion.
Anne and Queen Elizabeth II's youngest son, Prince Edward, also didn't seem thrilled to see their nephew. The Daily Express reported that they didn't even acknowledge Harry at the service, noting that Edward's wife, Sophie, also failed to welcome the soon-to-be father-of-two.
However, many hoped that Philip's funeral would serve as a chance for the royal family to reunite and hash out their problems after Harry and Meghan's "Megxit" and jaw-dropping interview.
"It’s often said funerals are a time for reconciliation and that’s a scene a lot of people wanted to see, not least the family itself,” ITN’s Tom Bradby said.
Meanwhile, OK! reported that Harry won't be in town for long because he is "desperate" to return home to be with his very pregnant wife — who is due over the summer — after she was advised not to travel to Philip's funeral by her doctor.
It is unclear if Harry will stay in the U.K. to celebrate Her Majesty's 95th birthday on Wednesday, April 21, or immediately fly back to reunite with Meghan and baby Archie.
The Duke is also set to return to the U.K. in June to unveil the statue of his late mother, Princess Diana, on July 1 at Kensington Palace.